Washington Post's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 6,643 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Little Shop of Horrors
Lowest review score: 0 Crossroads
Score distribution:
6,643 movie reviews
  1. The shadow of its past informs the latest incarnation of “Rigby,” a deeply moving, beautifully acted and ultimately mournful meditation on the gulfs that open between people, especially when tragedy falls like a cleaver.
  2. Liberated from playing the hits, Benjamin eloquently captures Hendrix’s emerging style without having to succumb to jukebox-musical opportunism.
  3. In this good-natured film, even the smallest efforts at kindness yield positive results.
  4. It's hard to remember a recent love story -- maybe "Moonstruck" -- that's as involving as this one. This is not to suggest that the two movies are in the same league, but this is a teen movie that transcends its teen limitations.
  5. All about undertones, obliqueness and expectancy, about the scent, if you will, of something no one can stop
  6. Barry Sonnenfeld's irresistibly charming lampoon of Hollywood.
  7. So unassuming and pure of heart, you can't help but warmly extend your arms and yell "Safe!"
  8. The director isn't much on orgies; he's all talk. But that's good, not bad, because his talk is so brilliant. Stillman is the Balzac of the ironic class, the Dickens of people with too much inner life.
  9. It's funny and human and really pretty damned wonderful, all at once.
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  10. With a cast of actors playing some of England's smartest people and with a crackling script by Stoppard -- no slouch in the brains department -- it pays to stay awake.
  11. The movie's stroke of sheer genius is its wondrous ending.
  12. The scenes unfold with such unhurried delicacy, and the characters are so intriguing, you can ignore the editorial bluntness and savor the smaller, sweeter details.
  13. Holofcener is honest enough to present human foibles, not just as weaknesses but as unexpected sources of humor and strength.
  14. A 160 minute work of sustained brilliance and delicacy.
  15. Childishly simple, but extremely funny.
  16. Not just a fitting document of a life brilliantly lived but a vibrant, almost palpitating piece of cinema.
  17. I love the unsettling details.
  18. Wise, funny, sweet, sexy and kind.
  19. Has a refreshingly keen ability to see everything from multiple angles.
  20. The sexiest movie of the year.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are some things the French do better than we do, and this small movie is one.

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